The North Face releases bags made from recycled tents

Outdoor gear firm The North Face is teaming up with British eco-designer Raeburn to make designer bags from recycled tents.

The bags are currently available for purchase online as well as at The North Face’s Urban Exploration store on Carnaby Street in London.

“The North Face has been inspiring a global movement of exploration and conservation for over fifty years,” said fashion designer Christopher Raeburn, “and we couldn’t be prouder to be collaborating on this special project, applying our said ‘Raemade’ ethos to transform surplus tents into unique bags.

“At Raeburn we’re motivated to work with brands, other designers and individuals to drive positive change in our industry, and it’s been fantastic to work alongside the talented team at The North Face to bring this project to fruition.”

Every product will have a distinct aesthetic based on the varied colours of source tent materials used in creating the bags.


Raeburn has previously collaborated with Timberland and other international brands on products made from recycled materials. Likewise, The North Face has engaged in a number of closed-loop initiatives, including its “Renewed” program to sell refurbished returned products as well as its carbon “net-negative” product line.

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